As the 137th Infantry Regiment struggled forward on the right, on the American left flank, the 320th Infantry Regiment was moving forward behind a creeping barrage. The Americans had hoped that the enormous amount of firepower, supplemented by fighter-bombers attacks would overwhelm the Germans. However, the Germans were well dug in and well protected, so that when the barrage advanced passed, the Germans came out of the bunkers, remanned their weapons, and waited for the Americans to come into view.
Attacker: American (Company E, 1st Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment)
Defender: German (Kampfgruppe Kentner, 352.Infanterie-Division)